Guide to the Papers of the Coggeshall Family, circa 1888 - 1959Manuscript MS-1183

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Guide to the Papers of the Coggeshall Family, circa 1888 - 1959

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1183

Collection Dates:

circa 1888 - 1959

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Allan Bancroft Coggeshall (1915-1997), surgeon and Jonathan Wright Coggeshall (1915-1993), engineer. Dartmouth College Class of 1937. Consist of correspondence with family members

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of the Coggeshall Family contain correspondence between a variety of family members with a majority between Mr. and Mrs. Allan Coggeshall and their children.


Allan Bancroft and Jonathan Wright Coggeshall were born April 23, 1915, in Pleasantville, NY. They graduated from Dartmouth College in 1937. Allan became a surgeon with a practice in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1958, he became the first medical examiner in the state. From 1968, until his retirement in 1978 ,he was a emergency room physician at Cone Memorial Hospital. Jonathan attended the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth and majored in engineering, receiving his professional civil engineer degree in 1938. From 1950 to 1992, Jonathan ran his own consulting-engineering firm in Pleasantville, NY. He died in 1993. Allan died in 1997.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1866-1959

Correspondence with family.

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1866-1959

Access Restrictions


Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters to Jonathan Wright from his mother , 1866-1889
  • Folder: 2, Various family members, 1915
  • Folder: 3, Jonathan Wright Coggeshall to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Coggeshall, 1934
  • Folder: 4, David Coggeshall to Mrs. Allan Coggeshall, 1935
  • Folder: 5, Be Coggeshall to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Coggeshall, 1935
  • Folder: 6, Letter from Ernest Martin Hopkins addressed to "Dartmouth Men in the Armed Services", circa 1940s
  • Folder: 7, Family correspondence, 1959

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